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The Relation Between Chemical Constitution and Physiological Action1

Nature volume 100, page 337 (27 December 1917) | Download Citation



THE relation between chemical constitution and physiological action occupies a definite and important place in the study of drugs. Chemical investigation of a drug begins with the attempt to isolate the principle to which its activity is due. Then follow the determination of its constitution and the synthesis of a number of substances related to the parent compound, and comparison of their physiological action.

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